Happy, Happy Day to everyone!
Producers at the Martha Stewart show want you and your Lilly!
As part of the Lilly Pulitzer 50th Anniversary PR push, the design legend is scheduled for a March appearance on the show. And it turns out they are looking for studio audiences members dolled up in their favorite Lilly looks! The show’s website provides more information:
Head to your closets and take out your favorite Lilly Pulitzer outfit to be a part of our studio audience this spring as we celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th anniversary with a fashion show! Whether your colorful printed outfit is vintage or it’s one of her latest fashions, get ready to don it for our exciting show! Coming up in March, our entire studio audience will be filled with Lilly Pulitzer fans wearing their favorite pieces. Please be sure to explain why you would like to be a member of our Lilly Pulitzer audience and what you plan to wear!
The show is taped in New York; if plans take you there in March, you may want to keep an eye on any announcements with a specific date for the Lilly show.
The one and only Suzy Menkes has a fabulous column over at the IHT titled, “The It bag is over. Cue the hit shoe.”
Ms. Menkes makes a point that brings a smile to our face:
“Inevitably, classicism is on the way back in a jittery financial climate that is encouraging customers to look for lasting value. So there is also an emotional and intellectual reason to look for a fresh fashion start after the dramatic end of the bling-bling era.”
Buh-bye to bling? Be still, my beating heart. Although this look below from Chanel‘s Spring 2009 collection is clearly not what we would call a classic look, with the possible exception of the suit that is really not visible in this shot.
The writer also makes the case for shoes moving into the spotlight as the ‘It’ accessory.
“Judging by the designer offerings displayed in post-sale shop windows, shoes are out to steal the limelight, with mighty platforms, carved heels, cages of straps and all sorts of decoration, from feathers to beading.”
The shoes seen above are Spring 2009 designs by Louis Vuitton, Luella, Fendi and Gucci. Ms. Menkes makes a point about the towering heights of these creations:
“Since the “model wobble” was a feature of the recent runways, the concept of “falling for” a pair of these pricey pieces is going to take on a whole new meaning.”
Precisely our concern. Well, not exactly, as it is unlikely we will be toddling to a League meeting in shoes of that height.
The company that sold the fabric used for Michelle Obama’s Inauguration day outfit wants you to buy some of that same material! First, a reminder glance to refresh the memory cells:
The used for the Isabel Toledo designed dress and matching coat is available for anyone to purchase; that is, if one can spare $500 per yard for the fabric. A Baltimore fabric store is offering the fabric; this message appears on their website:
“We are able to purchase the fabric that First Lady Michelle Obama wore at the inauguration. It is a yellow embroidered fabric, 33” wide. It is approximately $500/yard.”
If seeking more information and/or photos on the Inauguration look, click here for one of our Inaugural Fashion posts. Frankly, the shop looks like the sort of place where TP could get into serious trouble.
BTW, for those mourning the loss of Domino, commiseration is available not only here, but more importantly, in a vastly superior form in this story from the Times. “A Girl World Closes, and Fans Mourn” is a great piece looking at the magazine’s loyal fan base, inconsolable now that the magazine is folding.
We close with another Pretty in Pink, this time an update to the classic Love sculpture by Robert Indiana.
Offered online by French retailer Colette, the pink Love paperweight is done in polished aluminum.
May everyone’s weekend be absolutely Prepalicious!